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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

  • Course Code VSICM
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version 6.7

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  • GTC 48

    GTC, Global Knowledge Training Credit, please contact Global Knowledge for more details

  • PSO 40

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eur3,440.00

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

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  • Public Classroom

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview

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This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere, including VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size. The knowledge and skills covered in this course provide a foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Virtual Learning

This interactive training can be taken from any location, your office or home and is delivered by a trainer. This training does not have any delegates in the class with the instructor, since all delegates are virtually connected. Virtual delegates do not travel to this course, Global Knowledge will send you all the information needed before the start of the course and you can test the logins.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 25-29 November, 2019

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    • Location: Virtual

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 02-06 December, 2019

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 16-20 December, 2019
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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 06-10 January, 2020
    • Location: Virtual

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 20-24 January, 2020
    • Location: Virtual

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 03-07 February, 2020
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Target Audience

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System engineers and administrators involved in the administration of a VMware vSphere solution.

Course Objectives

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After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter Server Appliance instance
  • Manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use a local content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client and VMware vSphere Client
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Configure standard switch policies
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
  • Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere High Availability cluster architecture
  • Configure vSphere HA
  • Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data Protection to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
  • Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters to improve host scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
  • Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

Course Content

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Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the content of the course
  • Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
  • Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
  • Identify additional resources

Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe how vSphere fits into the softwaredefined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
  • Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
  • Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
  • Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
  • Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning
  • Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

Creating Virtual Machines

  • Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools
  • Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template

vCenter Server

  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Create custom inventory tags
  • Describe the rules for applying permissions
  • Create a custom role in vCenter Server
  • Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
  • Restore vCenter Server Appliance from backup
  • Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Configure virtual switch security and loadbalancing policies
  • Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
  • Describe the virtual switch connection types
  • Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
  • Use VLANs with standard switches

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Identify storage protocols and storage device types
  • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Explain how multipathing works iSCSI, NFS and Fibre Channel storage
  • Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN

Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
  • Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
  • Add a hot-pluggable device
  • Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
  • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
  • Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
  • Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Use various tools to monitor resource usage
  • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance and Protecting Data

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
  • Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks anddatastore heartbeats
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

vSphere DRS

  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Create a vSphere DRS cluster
  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
  • Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

vSphere Update Manager

  • Describe the new architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
  • Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS

vSphere Troubleshooting

  • Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency
  • Review trobleshooting tools
  • Find important log files
  • Use vSphere Syslog Collector

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Test Certification

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Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • 2V0-622 - VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Exam
  • 2V0-21.19 - Professional vSphere 6.7 Exam 2019

Follow on Courses

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The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • VSD - VMware vSphere: Design Workshop
  • VST - VMware vSphere:  Troubleshooting Workshop
  • VSOS - VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale
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